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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Open houses

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Eastern Wayne High School freshman Jazmine Middleton, left, and her mother, Helen, look over homeroom assignment sheets in the school lobby during an open house Monday evening. For more information see Big crowds attend open houses at...

Big crowds attend open houses at Wayne schools

Open house can be compared to a trial run for the first day of school, without the tardy bells. Traffic congestion outside, crowds of people in the hallways, parents and students vying for teachers' and principals' attention -- at middle...

Autopsy shows strangulation was cause of death

Brenda Lee Owens, whose body was found Friday in the Neuse River, died of asphyxiation after being strangled, according to a preliminary autopsy report. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office received the tentative report Monday from the state's Chief Medical Examiner's...

New courthouse security measures working well

A loaded handgun, ammunition, knives and boxcutters have been seized in the first four weeks of new security measures at the Wayne County Courthouse. "What this tells me," County Manager Lee Smith said, "is that if people were walking through...

Defendant rejects plea bargain

A first-degree murder defendant from Goldsboro on Monday rejected a plea bargain in Wayne County Superior Court, passing up a maximum 13-year sentence, and went on trial with a possible life sentence in the balance. Leandren Andre Wilson, 28, of...

Committees of 100 to hold joint biannual meeting

From staff reports The Goldsboro and Mount Olive Committees of 100 will hold a joint biannual meeting on Friday at the Goldsboro Country Club. Both committees will conduct their business session at 11 a.m., which includes the election of officers...

Public records

Accidents A pedestrian was injured and damages were estimated at $10,400 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A Habitat for Humanity truck was too high to squeeze under the low railroad bridge on North Carolina Street...

Bus Routes

Goldsboro City Bus Stops First Day Of School Aug. 25, 2005 2005-06 School Year Carver Heights Grades K-5 Pick-up time beginning at 7:20 a.m. Berry St & S Best St 229 S Claiborne St & Hawthorne St 229 S Claiborne...

Michael Martin Golf Tournament Thursday

From staff reports The Annual Michael Martin Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Thursday at the Southern Wayne Country Club. The event, held in memory of state Highway Patrolman Michael Martin, who was killed in the line of duty, raises...

Ingram appointed to Duplin County Board of Elections

From staff reports The state Board of Elections has appointed Carolyn Ingram of Kenansville to replace Jimmy Sauls of Warsaw on the Duplin Board of Elections. Sauls did not seek another two-year term on the board. Ms. Ingram is a...